Buyer/ Purchasing Agent

Norfolk, VA
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Employment Type: 
Full Time
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Exempt/Nonexempt Status: Exempt

Reports to: Contracts & Procurement Manager

Position Summary

This position is responsible for the procurement of materials and product from all NAG suppliers in accordance with contract requirements and delivery schedules.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Processes purchasing transactions according to federal statutes, government contracting standards and policies and procedures established by NAG Marine.
  2. Examines and analyzes purchase requisitions/sales orders for completeness and accuracy of information; contacts department or initiator to clarify or complete information; determines method to process requisition based on dollar amount, timeliness required, existing open contracts, and/or competitive bidding.
  3. Interprets FAR/DFARS and standard contract terms and conditions to ensure appropriate contract flow downs are incorporated in to purchase orders.
  4. Identifies and selects vendor to procure requisitioned materials or services, meeting criteria such as price, quantity, quality and delivery date and places orders.
  5. Compliance with Counterfeit Parts Mitigation policies.
  6. Expediting of purchase orders; Monitoring of Open Purchase Order reports.
  7. Key stakeholder in RMA process: Works with Accounting/Sales/QA.
  8. Participates in Forecasting discussions with major suppliers.
  9. Updates/monitors BOM for PLCs/assembled products.
  10. Maintains records for purchases, shipments, and related matters.
  11. Support Logistics; backup for warehousing/shipping responsibilities
  12. Participates in taking inventory periodically.


  • Knowledge of purchasing practices and procedures for government contractors
  • Knowledge of materials, products, and the commodity market in marine industry.
  • Skill in preparing and analyzing technical specifications and bids.
  • Skill in both verbal and written communication.
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.
  • Proficiency in Excel, Project, Word, Access, Outlook, and various other software packages.
  • Ability to work in a dynamic, changing environment.
  • Strong time management skills, and ability to work independently with little direction.



  • 2 – 5 years’ experience as a buyer in the government contracting industry; OR an equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.
  • Prior experience purchasing for the government.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills